Duty Paid

By SlowSong
Haven't had any inspiration for ages but spotted this cigarette packet while I was out on my walk yesterday. Just a bit of playing around really. I liked the dew on the top and the movement of the grass, which I've exaggerated here in V1. V2 is just a bit of cross processing.

Have a lovely day peeps.

Tags: Photo journalism Still life General Close up Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated

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nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
23 Sep 2012 9:40AM
I also like the dew which makes one feel the damp.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1793 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 10:15AM
V1 is just that bit more weird...
Bill photographs abandoned lager cans, I go for abandoned items of clothing and footwear. It can be very difficult to explain this activity to passers-by...
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 10:17AM
Now that is the best place to find a packet of Cigarettes or in the bin!!
the dew has certainly given this some extra textures Chris
great spotted opportunity
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 10:19AM
I like the cross processing in v2, the bottom of the pack looks like a mirror! great work. Have a good day too.
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
23 Sep 2012 11:27AM
Beautifully seen and taken!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 11:35AM
Does the Duty give the once owner a warrant to dispose of in in such a careless manner. Two great images each well captured and processed. Version 2 being my particular favourite.

Regards Nathan
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 11:43AM
Two cracking shot Like them both, i have never thought of shooting something like a discarded Cigarette packet. Will have to keep an eye out in future Smile

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
23 Sep 2012 11:49AM
Filtered?? GrinGrin

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Sep 2012 12:01PM
Cross processing works best for me Chris.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 Norway
23 Sep 2012 12:11PM
The dew looks like spawn...nature taking over. V2 me thinks, Chris.
Hope you feel inspired again soon.Smile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
23 Sep 2012 2:33PM
Good for you spotting this Chris. Makes a great image with your processing....
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 2:51PM
I like them both Chris. I'm not at all sure what cross processing means - off to Google it - but I like v2.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
23 Sep 2012 3:08PM
I'm glad you said 'dew', Chris, I thought someone had spat on it Wink. Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
23 Sep 2012 3:21PM
Two well seen shots, Chris, and a nice bit of playing! Wink
Trev Smile
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
23 Sep 2012 3:58PM
often see odds and ends lying around...some seem more appropriate than others...this looks good Smile
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
23 Sep 2012 4:57PM
About society as we know it Chris !!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
23 Sep 2012 6:42PM
cross processed : very nice too
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:07PM
Two great and very different captures.
KingBee Plus
11 524 2 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 10:07AM
Two great shots, with v2 being my preferred choice. Haven't touched a fag (you know what I mean ....) in 17 years, don't miss them one bit.


barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 5:17PM
only too happy to take this to RC.
V2 is the vote puller
24 Sep 2012 10:15PM
Fine pics & the piece of write up.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
6 Oct 2012 5:36AM
great find and super processing in v2

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